Guest speaker Donald James Waters OAM is not only an accomplished Australian contemporary artist, philanthropist, art therapy educator and mentor, but also a true Gold Coaster who has previously been recognised as Gold Coast Citizen of the Year!
Guest Speaker Friday 21/9/21:
Donald James Waters OAM spoke to us about the power of art to release negativity and suicidal thoughts and improve mental health.
Art allows you to release the thoughts about life that are dragging you down, lowering self-esteem. Don saw the power of negativity out of social media and so helps artists and others push through negative issues in their lives with painting. You've got to build up their self-belief so they are in their creative fields.
Also, by writing thoughts down, you clear and clarify what's troubling you. It is important that others are brought into your project so they have this sense of belonging and polishing it all.
To view Don's virtual art exhibition, which is literally bursting with colour and life, visit: